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I have a 1968 Mustang coupe that has been in the family since it was new off the lot. The car was a I6 auto, and now has a small block v8 in it. I need to know what year and types of vehicle to get the following:

Front 5 lug disc brake spindles.
Rear 9in
tranny advice
drive shaft

Any help would be great. As far as the tranny goes i just need to know some advice on which one and how hard it is to put in or do a conversion on. I wouldnt mind going to a manual. Thanks to everyone...:worship
 

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Hello.Welcome.:)On the 68 model mustangs the front spindles were the same for the drum brake/disc brake cars. The only cars that got 9 inch rear ends in the 65-68 model years, any of which would work for your car,were 390/428 cars and the K codes,making the cost of just buying a parts car pretty ridiculous.It isn't complicated to go to a 4-speed, but it isn't really cheap either.A top loader is going to set you back better than a grand.Then you still need a shifter and linkage,bell housing, flywheel, clutch, clutch linkage, fork, clutch and brake pedals, and starter.A 9 inch rear end isn't going to be cheap either.If you can find one locally, so that the shipping doesn't kill you, that you don't have to relocate the spring perches and shorten the axle housing tubes,that also will set you back better than a grand.An 8 inch would be a little cheaper, but not much.But, if your car still has that silly integral carrier (6cyl rear end) it will actually be cheaper in the long run to swap it out with an 8 or 9 inch.Hope that helps and again,welcome.:)
 
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I would just look for an 8" rear end for the car, it should be rather easy to find because all V8 cars had them. I paid $100 for mine(then had to rebuild it of course).

Also, I'd advise a simple C4 which I imagine is what's already in there. Good strong tranny's.

Also, as Veronica said, the drum/disc spindles were the same. My advice on that is to just go with a disc brake conversion. Many companies offer them. Wilwood, SSBC, etc.

I wish I could offer help on the driveshaft but I'm in the same boat on that topic. :)
 
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